Rally: the original motorsport
Photo Courtesy of Tim Winker
Photo Courtesy of Warwick Patterson
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1985 900 turbo coupe Rally Car "The Green Machine"

The interior is stripped and the rust is evaluated. The drivers footwell rust needs a professional repair, as it also runs into the main underbody beam for the firewall. A quote from the cage builder to take care of this rust is favourable and the decision is made to go ahead and prep the shell:


The interior removed, after scraping the soundproffing off we discovered a little rust here and there


The rear compartment and trunk area, roll cage and spare tyre(s) will go here

Most likely the stock dashboard will be used

the ignition, e-brake and shift linkage will remain exposed.

here you can see the rust in drivers footwell, the only bad rust.

the main structural beam for the rear seats, good place to save some weight.

there is actually very little rust. what rust is there is easily repaired.-

such as this rust in the drivers footwell. what you see through the hole is a main unibody beam

agian, a shot of the drivers footwell rust

the other rust we found was in the toolkit/spare tyre well in the trunk

luckily not a load bearing part of the car

some simple cut and weld metal plating will repair this

and a generous hand with some por-15

more shots of the trunk rust.

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